Drink Yourself to Sleep Recipes for Restful Teas

February 1, 2018

To Treat Insomnia T’s Slumber Elixir - to treat insomnia- adjusted from “Healthy at Home” by Tieraona Low Dog, M.D.

5 grams hops flowers

5 grams valerian root

5 grams California poppy herb

5 grams balm herb

100 milliliters brandy 

2 tablespoons raw honey


Grind the herbs and put in a tall glass jar.  Add brandy and raw honey.  Stir well.  Cover with a lid and let sit for 2 weeks.  Strain and put in a dark bottle, label, and store in a cabinet.  


How to Use: Teens and Adults: Take 1 teaspoon 30 minutes before bedtime. Can be taken in hot water, or straight off the spoon. 


Note:  This elixir is designed to help you sleep.  Do not take it f you are going to be driving or doing other things that require your attention.  Don’t mix herbal sedatives with prescription sleeping pills.  Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding shout not use this elixir.


Restful Teas


Raw Honey tea:  1 cup near-boiling water over 1 teaspoon raw honey and juice from 1/2 lemon.  Stir and enjoy.  (Option:  add cinnamon or ginger.)


Ginger tea:  1 cup near-boiling water over a slice of peeled ginger or 1 teaspoon of dried ginger.  Let steep for three minutes.  Stir and remove ginger piece and enjoy. (Option:  Add raw honey.)


German chamomile tea:  Same as above but with two teaspoons chamomile flowers.  Strain the liquid and enjoy.  (Option:  Add raw honey and/or juice from half of one lemon.)



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